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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

MFA Protection for Cross-Account Access

Shon Shah, Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team, sent along a guest post announcing new IAM functionality that enables you to enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA) when providing programmatic access across AWS accounts. — Jeff; IAM roles enable you to grant an IAM user in one AWS account access to […]

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Amazon EC2 Console Improvements

We have made some important improvements to the EC2 Management Console. Late last year we introduced the Launch Instance Wizard and AWS Marketplace Integration. We also updated the look and feel of key console pages. Today we are updating the remaining pages of the console with a new look and feel and a host of […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor Update – CloudFront Content Delivery Optimization

Step by step, the AWS Trusted Advisor keeps getting better and better. As you might already know, the Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and makes recommendations that can save you money, increase system performance and reliability, and improve your security profile. Today we are introducing a new check (number 32 if you are keeping […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 17, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, February 18 We announced Health Check Improvements for Amazon Route 53. Wednesday, February 19 We announced that AWS Elastic Load Balancing Now Supports Perfect Forward Secrecy and Other Security Enhancements. Thursday, February 20 We added new AWS Customer Success Stories from BrightRoll, […]

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Amazon CloudFront Now Supports Microsoft Smooth Streaming

Delivering high-quality video or audio content to web and mobile clients is a tricky endeavor. Beyond supporting a multitude of formats and device types, you need to account for frequent and dramatic changes in the quality of each customers Internet connection. Latency, available bandwidth, transmission error rates, and other factors stand to compromise the overall […]

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Elastic Load Balancing – Perfect Forward Secrecy and Other Security Enhancements

My colleague Lesley Mbogo has some good news for users of the AWS Elastic Load Balancing service. — Jeff; We have made several enhancements to Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) to further improve the security of your application traffic, making it easier for you to better protect the confidential data and privacy of your users. Today, […]

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